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Bukit Gombak nursing home to share facilities with neighbouring estates

Bukit Gombak residents can use its hall and gym

Published on Apr 4, 2014 8:27 AM
Ren Ci’s new 257-bed nursing home in Bukit Gombak will start operations next January. The public will be able to use its multi-purpose hall and gymnasium after working hours. -- PHOTO: REN CI HOSPITAL

A new nursing home was unveiled yesterday in Bukit Gombak, likely the first in Singapore to share its facilities with residents in neighbouring estates.

Charity organisation Ren Ci's latest outfit, a 257-bedder, will allow the public to use its multi- purpose hall and gymnasium after working hours.

The aim is to soothe an angsty neighbourhood, which had complained three years ago when plans for the home were first announced. Residents were also upset that a fitness corner had to make way for the home.

"People were not keen on a nursing home in their neighbourhood, but the announcement gave everyone an avenue to voice their concerns," said Ren Ci's chief executive Loh Shu Ching.

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